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by Hopkino
01:00 Sat 04 Jan 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A market for fakes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3973

Re: A market for fakes?

You are all such a wealth of knowledge & advice - it really is appreciated. The authenticity of the bottle wasn’t in question, given that it was a gift to me purchased through a very reputable supplier. The labelling didn’t look authentically reproduced and, as most things do, it made me curious. My...
by Hopkino
00:58 Thu 05 Dec 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A market for fakes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3973

Re: A market for fakes?

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by Hopkino
22:29 Wed 04 Dec 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A market for fakes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3973

Re: A market for fakes?

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191204/2400007334c6cd27a31f7f4c21881a08.jpg Attached are pictures of 77’s recently sold through a reputable auction site that shows a very clear differential to what is on my bottle. I was hoping that there was a known standard, if you will, as to what label was p...
by Hopkino
22:21 Wed 04 Dec 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A market for fakes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3973

Re: A market for fakes?

I’m clearly confusing matters. The magnums have no question regarding provenance- I understand that they were bought by my friends father in 1980, and laid ever since. He has 5 bottles left from originally 6. He has owned bars and restaurants throughout his entire career & recently retired. I’d orig...
by Hopkino
21:59 Wed 04 Dec 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A market for fakes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3973

Re: A market for fakes?

Is she sure there are magnums? I’ve never seen the embossed logo on a bottle for mags. They did it for most of the 750ml bottles. I’d guess the label may be a reproduction applied after original came off. There are some things missing on it that should be there. Not totally uncommon. And the Selo a...
by Hopkino
20:27 Wed 04 Dec 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A market for fakes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3973

Re: A market for fakes?

PhilW. Thank you for the link & most interestingly the label database I found too. Clearly the stock G77 differs immensely from that which I have posted.


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by Hopkino
20:13 Wed 04 Dec 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A market for fakes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3973

Re: A market for fakes?

At the risk of sounding like I’m gushing, thank you all very much for such informed responses. I always try and approach my gut instinct with a balanced view, so as not to overreact if you will. I’ve attached a couple of hdr photos, which I am hoping will show where my curiosity started. Unfortunate...
by Hopkino
23:04 Tue 03 Dec 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A market for fakes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3973

Re: A market for fakes?

Thanks for the reply - as always your comments are helpful. I’m not suggesting that this item is counterfeit, but it did lead me to wonder how often fakes infiltrate the market. I caught the end of an article on the tv last week where counterfeit vintage whisky was being investigated - and which app...
by Hopkino
21:43 Tue 03 Dec 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A market for fakes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3973

A market for fakes?

DA3EEF5A-8D8D-4179-82D9-C12C68A53CEF.jpeg CBC18318-6B80-455D-8B39-B3B1C7666601.jpeg Evening all. A close friend of mine contacted me this evening to enquire about a few magnums of 77 Graham’s lurking in her fathers cupboards. After a little knowledge imparted she sent me some photos and I have to s...
by Hopkino
13:29 Tue 01 Oct 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Porto visit scheduled for 12th October
Replies: 2
Views: 2094

Re: Porto visit scheduled for 12th October

Such a helpful reply. Thank you so much for more insight.


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by Hopkino
13:29 Fri 27 Sep 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Porto visit scheduled for 12th October
Replies: 2
Views: 2094

Porto visit scheduled for 12th October

Finally I’m able to visit Porto - together with my wife and our 8 week old boy we will be staying for 2 weeks from the 12th. I’m hoping to get some advice on how to spend at least some of our time whilst there. From what I have read, purchasing port is more expensive over there, and whilst I’ve alwa...
by Hopkino
22:31 Tue 24 Sep 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: First visit to Porto
Replies: 11
Views: 5598

Re: First visit to Porto

Imagine my delight reading this thread knowing that I’m visiting Porto for 2 weeks from the 11th October! I wondered though if anyone could throw some light on purchasing port whilst visiting. I’m in a good position in that I’ll have my own car with me, and the time to take in the sights and explore...
by Hopkino
23:16 Mon 19 Feb 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Dow's 1975 Vintage Port for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 2426

Re: Dow's 1975 Vintage Port for sale.

As 1975 is the year that I was born, I’ll happily take these off your hands, if nothing but for sentimental reasons! Please PM me if you still have these available to sell.
by Hopkino
23:06 Mon 19 Feb 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just saying hello...
Replies: 8
Views: 4732

Re: Just saying hello...

My apologies to all - ive been so incredibly busy with both work and life that I’ve hardly had a time to breathe since the Christmas run up. I’m visiting London on the 28th April for the Vintage Wine Festival @ Billingsgate, but was thinking about travelling up on the 27th if anything is going on? O...
by Hopkino
19:15 Wed 18 Oct 2017
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just saying hello...
Replies: 8
Views: 4732

Re: Just saying hello...

Thanks ever so much for the reply Alex. I’m really interested in putting my hand up for the tasting sessions in London. Unfortunately though, due to working commitments, I’d need to plan at least 6 weeks in advance to ensure I could arrange the time off. I’d be looking to stay overnight in London to...
by Hopkino
22:45 Sat 14 Oct 2017
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just saying hello...
Replies: 8
Views: 4732

Re: Just saying hello...

Thanks ever so much Simon. I’m looking forward to rubbing shoulders with great company in the near future.
by Hopkino
18:49 Sat 14 Oct 2017
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just saying hello...
Replies: 8
Views: 4732

Just saying hello...

Evening all. Just thought I’d drop a brief hello, having been orientated to this site through both my love of Port & my local supplier - Vintage Wine & Port. As a relatively young 40 something, I’ve grown to both appreciate and respect Vintage Port; and with a mere 20 odd bottles gracefully maturing...